The annual “pie-in-the-sky” target is 200,000 cans of food collected for Hood River County residents in need. Last year, the Hood River Valley High School student food drive for FISH food bank netted close to 124,000.December 11, 2012 12:57 p.m. read more..
“It was never a question that I would go to college,” said Chief Diversity Officer Jilma Meneses of Portland State University. “It was never a question that my daughters would go to college.”December 7, 2012 2:46 p.m. read more..
The tension and disturbing allegations tied to a five-count indictment for rape and kidnap allegedly committed by Home Valley, Wash., resident and former teacher Donald Stuart McAndie were palpable Tuesday morning in the Hood River courtroom of Judge Paul Crowley.December 7, 2012 2:43 p.m. read more..
An innovative tech-teaching project is under way in Hood River County thanks to the Hood River County Education Foundation’s Innovative Teaching grant program, according to Paul Lindberg, executive director for the organization.December 4, 2012 2:41 p.m. read more..
The annual season of music, light and celebration is upon us. One great Hood River tradition will be returning Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. with the Hood River County Education Foundation fundraiser concert featuring the Trail Band.December 4, 2012 2:39 p.m. read more..
Junior and senior students at Hood River Valley High School this year will again undertake a personalized project to fulfill newly revised graduation requirements. Adults willing to listen to their presentations will help students deepen their learning, and will enjoy hearing about a range of topics and the knowledge gained through the students’ experiences.November 30, 2012 2:58 p.m. read more..
Just over a year ago, the Sierra Club began alerting residents to a proposal now under way to transport 130-150 million tons of coal per year through the Columbia River Gorge — via barges or open train cars. One of the specific coal transport projects tied to that proposal is now under consideration in Oregon.November 30, 2012 2:17 p.m. read more..
In the packed Hood River courtroom of Judge Paul Crowley on Nov. 29, Donald Stuart McAndie, 56, of Home Valley, Wash., appeared via video feed from NORCOR to face indictments of rape in the first degree, kidnapping in the first degree, unlawful sexual penetration in the first degree and two counts of sexual abuse.November 30, 2012 2:06 p.m. read more..
Local builders and homeowners alike may recognize the name Mark Van Voast — Hood River County building inspector. What may be news is that Van Voast has become the first building official in the state of Oregon to become a certified fire marshal.November 27, 2012 2:21 p.m. read more..
Six hard-working Gorge nonprofit organizations will find their visions a little easier to achieve this year with the help of grant funding from the Hood River Cultural Trust.November 27, 2012 1:22 p.m. read more..
‘Aurora’ performs: Aurora, HRV’s newest pop/rock ensemble, will take the stage for its first ever concerts on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.November 23, 2012 1:58 p.m. read more..
The hairdos were wild along with a few of the t-shirt logos. The room was packed wall-to-wall and the event attendees cheered as each new team of models took to the runway.November 20, 2012 3:20 p.m. read more..
If you’ve gone on the annual “Tour de Coop” in which dozens of local poultry enthusiasts show off their fowl farms each summer, then you may already know about Ted James and his bird farm. What you may not know is that James has turned his poultry passtime into something that benefits the community.November 20, 2012 2:39 p.m. read more..
The Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously selected U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., on Nov. 14 to one of the top Republican leadership positions in the Congress. He will chair the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).November 16, 2012 2:40 p.m. read more..
Imagine taking a test wherein your answers will affect thousands of people. You have not been informed of the value of each question (of which there are hundreds), but every point gained or lost could potentially cost thousands of dollars.November 6, 2012 4:01 p.m. read more..
The Hood River Warming Shelter seeks to provide some of the most vulnerable in our community with a warm place to sleep, according to coordinating Pastor Linda Presley of Valley Christian Church.November 2, 2012 3:36 p.m. read more..
The prayer that opens this raucous, fairytale musical offers a decidedly modern twist to praising God. Not to give too much away, but think “OMG” sung in the highest, most endearing Valley-Girl-Speak ever — like, for sure!October 30, 2012 3:43 p.m. read more..
Good news for those of you who love trick-or-treating with the young’uns: The free Heights Safe Halloween event will still be offered this year at the Hood River Armory on the Heights Halloween evening, 5-7 p.m. The Heights Business Association, the City of Hood River and Hood River Lions are hosting the event.October 30, 2012 2:45 p.m. read more..
Concert rock violinist Aaron Meyer and guitarist Tim Ellis will be arriving back in Hood River Saturday to share a fully orchestrated performance alongside the Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta.October 23, 2012 3:27 p.m. read more..
Oregon State Police troopers are continuing the investigation into Tuesday afternoon’s fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of 18-year-old Savanna K. Holloway, of Cascade Locks, along Highway 35 about 10 miles south of Hood River.October 19, 2012 1:08 p.m. read more..
The feel of crisp autumn air in your face. The contrasting crunch and give of a juicy, ripe pear in your mouth. The stunning beauty of an unobstructed view across the valley. The joyful shrieks of children as they race to the pumpkin field and on through the corn maze.October 16, 2012 3:28 p.m. read more..
Pinot Noir. Riesling. Syrah. Tempranillo. Gewürztraminer. Chardonnay. Zinfandel. These exotic pronunciations roll off the tongue with luxurious sensations, very much like the ultimate product of these fruits, after they’ve been pulled from the vine.October 12, 2012 1:56 p.m. read more..
With the danger of falling boulders and other hazards a real threat, the Mosier Twin Tunnels trail, connected to the Mark O. Hatfield State Park above Hood River, will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists for up to a month or more.October 3, 2012 noon read more..
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